Sometimes we can become severely overwhelmed. Feelings of deep depression, anxiety, and fear can cause us to feel that there is no escape and that things can’t ever get better for us, especially if you are Same Gender Loving, gender non-conforming, or Transgender. So, what you want you to ask yourselves is, am I in crisis now? You can answer this question by assessing if you are having suicidal/homicidal thoughts or a plan of harming action. If you can answer yes, then you are experiencing a crisis and you need to seek crisis help immediately. If you are a client of Quantum, please follow the safety plan we have agreed upon. If you are still not feeling safe, then follow the instructions below.
If you are not a client of Quantum, then please follow the instructions below:
- Call 911 and tell the operator that you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
- Go to your local crisis center, usually the Emergency Room of your local hospital, and tell them you are having suicidal or homicidal thoughts.
- Call your local law enforcement agency (911).
- Call your primary care doctor and tell him or her you are feeling suicidal or homicidal.
- Call a trusted friend or family member and tell him or her you need help now.
- Call one of the following Suicide Hotlines and tell them what's going on:
- 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
- 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) (TTY: 1-800-799-4TTY).
Remember, even though you may feel all alone or that people might not understand, you do not have to suffer in silence. You do have options. Do not keep your harmful feelings a secret. Tell someone you need help. Get help now!
Suicide Prevention and Crisis Resources
If you are in crisis and need to talk to someone at any time, day or night, whether you feel suicidal or not, you can call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. They can provide free confidential support in a variety of crisis situations, including immediate suicidal crisis, and they can provide general information about mental health.
- Call to speak with someone who cares.
- Call if you feel you might be in danger of hurting yourself.
- Call to find referrals to mental health services in your area.
- Call to speak to a crisis worker about someone you're concerned about.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline also offers Lifeline Crisis Chat for online crisis support at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org .
Domestic Violence Resources
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about may be experiencing emotional, physical, sexual, or other kinds of abuse, whether or not you would call it domestic violence, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 (TTY: 1-800-787-3224). They provide free confidential support at any time, day or night.
- Call if you think you may be experiencing emotional, sexual, physical, or other abuse.
- Call for resources about safety within an abusive relationship or while trying to leave one.
- Call for resources about safety and recovery after an abusive relationship has ended.
- Call if you are afraid you may be abusing someone and want help changing your behavior.
Sexual Assault and Abuse Resources
If you are concerned that you or someone you care about has experienced sexual assault, sexual abuse, or rape, you can call your local hotline and/or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) for free confidential support.
- Call to talk through what happened with a nonjudgmental staff member.
- Call for a referral to a local crisis center or health facility.
- Call for resources about recovering from sexual assault.
- Call for information about medical or legal concerns.
You can also use the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at online.rainn.org for live, anonymous chat-based support.
Child Abuse Resources
Children at risk for abuse, parents needing crisis intervention, and people who wish to report abuse or intent to abuse are urged to call the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline at 1-800-4-A-CHILD (422-4453) . The hotline is staffed 24/7 by professional crisis counselors and has interpreters available to provide assistance in more than 200 languages. Childhelp can:
- Connect you with resources in your area to help prevent abuse
- Help you report known or suspected abuse
- Refer you to services or agencies in your area
- Help you by providing options for your specific situation
All calls made to the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline are confidential.